that you need to carry a concealed weapon. PERHAPS YOU SHOULDN'T BE GOING TO THE MALL IN THE FIRST PLACE
Woman Shot at Mall Shows Dangers of Concealed Carry
We’ve been covering this story in our America’s Shooting Gallery, and now a Fayetteville paper has a closer look at it. Early last week, a young woman was shot at a mall in North Carolia– we later found out that it was because someone had accidentally dropped a firearm, and it had gone off, hitting her in the stomach.
It could happen anywhere that people gather. It did happen at Cross Creek Mall early Sunday evening, when a loaded handgun fell out of someone’s pocket. The gun hit the tile floor and fired a .380-caliber bullet into 18-year-old Krystal Anderson’s chest.
If this were almost any other city in America, Anderson might not have survived the experience. But this is not any other city. It’s the home of more combat-seasoned soldiers than almost anywhere in America. Two 82nd Airborne medics — John Terhune and Donald Clark — were nearby, heard the shot and quickly began treating her wound. Both medics served in Iraq and knew what to do to keep Anderson alive until the ambulance arrived. Now she’s in the intensive care unit at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, in stable condition. We join her family’s prayers for her return to health.
So far, the gun-toter who caused the mishap hasn’t been identified. Police are waiting until they can speak with Anderson before releasing details of the incident.
But we do know this much: The mall has a code of conduct posted at its major entrances, saying only law enforcement personnel are allowed to carry guns in the mall. Nobody else should have a gun there.
On this, we agree with the gun guys: signs posted in front of malls don’t work. You can’t just put up a sign and expect everyone to follow it– especially people who think it’s possible to safely carry firearms around in public places. They obviously don’t operate on logic.........
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